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Beyond the Basic Exam: Flexible Endoscopy as a Primary Tool and Swallowing Assessment

This one-day course will examine the benefits of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) as a primary instrument in dysphagia evaluation. An overview of technological advances (both in portability and visualization) will be presented. FEES may be utilized in a variety of settings, including (but not limited to) ENT offices, outpatient settings, ICU, hospital and mobile services for SNFs to view normal and abnormal anatomy, residue, secretions, laryngeal pathologies, as well as the physiology of the swallow. Participants will receive instruction on FEES interpretation, report writing, including the use of common rating scales, as well as developing a treatment plan based upon the findings.

Date:  May 19, 2018
Time:  8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost:  $85
Location: Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Clayton Avenue Building, Room R
4353 Clayton Ave.,
St. Louis, MO 63110
Target Audience: Speech language pathologists who provide rehabilitation to adult patients with dysphagia in a variety of settings.
Credits: This course is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, professional area).
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Course Content

Morning     Afternoon  
7:30-8 a.m. Registration and light breakfast   12:15-1 p.m. LUNCH
8-10 a.m. Introduction to FEES (history, use in various settings,
advocating for ordering of FEES and identifying
candidates for test)
  1-2 p.m. Documentation and treatment
based on findings
10-10:15 a.m. Break   2-2:15 p.m. Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. Convenience and benefit of FEES   2:15-4:15 p.m. Case studies and videos
11:15-12:15 a.m. Normal and abnormal pathologies with FEES   4:15-4:30 p.m. Questions

Registration for this course is now closed.

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